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The Land of Enstrangement: Volume 1

by Desert Records

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    The Land of Enstrangement: Vol 1 on double disc CD.
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    22 bands
    9 new singles
    120 mins of Rock ‘N’ Roll from New Mexico
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2019 compilation THE LAND OF ENSTRANGEMENT: VOLUME 1 Featuring 22 current and active New Mexico heavy rock bands.

WARNING! “If you can't find one band on here to love, you must hate music!” - Moe from Shrewd

This compilation covers a wide range of genres. From alternative - garage rock - punk rock - rockabilly - stoner rock - doom - death metal, this has something for every rock 'n roll fan.

10 of these songs are brand new singles!

This features unique and original recordings by bands from a very rich and diverse musical state of New Mexico.

What does the LAND OF ENSTRANGEMENT mean?!

New Mexico is known as the "Land of Enchantment."
It's on the license plate. It's a tagline for tourism. It's an outsider perspective from visitors coming from more affluent towns and cities from around the globe.

The locals call home "The Land of Entrapment." Stuck in a rut and too poor to leave. Family, work, responsibilities, make it nearly impossible to start over in a new place.

However, the musicians and artists know this is a place to thrive. The high desert brings beauty and creativity. The open space, the mesas, mountains, endless skies with clouds, pueblos, cactus, desert dirt roads mix with Native, Hispanic, and European cultures to make this place utterly unique.

You can feel it. Breathe it. It enters your soul. You may feel compelled to write a song. Pick up the guitar. Beat out a rhythm on the drums.
You may start to feel different. You may feel like all your worries are trivial. You may want to indulge in some green herb. You may not want to go back to your old way of life. Maybe life is for expression and creation. You begin to feel strange. You are becoming ENSTRANGED.

Thank you for supporting this album. Hopefully you have found a new favorite song or a new band. Share it, spread the word. Support music.

Get Enstranged!

-Brad Frye
Desert Records


released January 18, 2019

All songs submitted by the bands. Permission granted on behalf of Desert Records to compile this compilation. All rights reserved by the bands.
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Desert Records Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM record label focusing on Desert Rock, Doom Metal, Stoner Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Heavy Metal, and Experimental music.

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